doubting Thomas

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noun doubting Thom·as \-ˈtä-məs\

Definition of doubting Thomas

  1. :  an incredulous or habitually doubtful person

Examples of doubting thomas in a Sentence

  1. She kept trying, hoping to prove all those doubting Thomases wrong.

  2. an astronomer who enjoys taking the role of the doubting Thomas in debates with UFOlogists

Origin and Etymology of doubting thomas

St. Thomas, apostle who doubted Jesus' resurrection until he had proof of it (John 20:24–29)


First Known Use: 1883


DOUBTING THOMAS Defined for English Language Learners

doubting Thomas

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noun doubting Thom·as \-ˈtä-məs\

Definition of doubting Thomas for English Language Learners

  • : someone who rarely trusts or believes things before having proof : a doubtful or skeptical person


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